I started over from scratch with both drives and got the installation to run, but now I'm getting an error message about 90% of the way through the install saying that I've run out of disk space.
I've got the 8gb ssd
, and I unticked the language and printer drivers, as well as what lines in the "essential" software I had been told were safe. The OSX installer even told me I had 500mb left to spare.
No such luck. Netbookinstaller looks like a good way to go, but I don't have an OSX machine at my disposal.
Edit: The copy of OSInstall.mpkg I had downloaded was "OSinstall.mpkg" Unix is case sensitive, so I had been unable to remove parts of the "essential" software...perhaps this is why I'm running out of disk space. I'm re-formatting the install disk again because it wouldn't let me replace the old, misnomered file and will report back on whether or not that solves the issue.